Forest overstory composition and seedling height influence defoliation of understory regeneration by spruce budworm

Forest overstory composition and seedling height influence defoliation of understory regeneration... •We studied effects of overstory species and height on defoliation of regeneration.•Plots represented a fir-hardwood gradient and two stages of spruce budworm outbreaks.•Defoliation of fir regeneration was higher in softwood than in hardwood stands.•Fir regeneration taller than 30 cm had higher defoliation than smaller regeneration.•Models showed significant effects of interactions of hardwoods, height, and year. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Forest overstory composition and seedling height influence defoliation of understory regeneration by spruce budworm

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.033
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Abstract

•We studied effects of overstory species and height on defoliation of regeneration.•Plots represented a fir-hardwood gradient and two stages of spruce budworm outbreaks.•Defoliation of fir regeneration was higher in softwood than in hardwood stands.•Fir regeneration taller than 30 cm had higher defoliation than smaller regeneration.•Models showed significant effects of interactions of hardwoods, height, and year.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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